Biker dies: ‘Taxi driver drove drunk’

2011-08-09 00:00

A TAXI driver who allegedly lost control around a bend and was involved in an accident that left a motorbike rider dead and two other people injured in Murchison, outside Port Shepstone, on Sunday night, was found to have been drinking, according to police.

A police report stated that the minibus taxi slammed into the motorbike, killing the biker instantly.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Zandra Wiid said the driver of the taxi left the scene but returned later.

A breathalyser test confirmed that the taxi driver was over the legal limit.

Wiid said, “He was detained for culpable homicide, drunken driving, and failure to remain at the accident scene.”

The driver will appear in court tomorrow.

Wiid said that the biker must be identified before his personal details are given to the media.

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